27.             How Not to Get the Security Guard in Trouble?

Before speaking to the Chief, during the week prior to Georgian Court’s reopening, I pondered how to relate the campus events to a college official(s) without getting George Lord in trouble. I did not want to cause this penitent guard difficulty; but, I did not know how I could relay the event’s details without triggering a measure of such. Thankfully, however, later in the week, a small amount of the grace promised by the Virgin revealed itself. Specifically, I realized that I could relate the complete account without placing Mr. Lord into hot water. To achieve this, I would, straightforwardly and positively, speak about Mr. Lord’s repentance being so great that it overrode whatever fault he first did.

When I eventually conversed with Security Chief Zambrano, George Lord’s boss, that method worked! While giving an accurate account of Mr. Lord’s actions, due to my early-enough mention of his eventually-penitent behavior, not once did the Chief seem upset at Mr. Lord. In fact, after my telling ended, the Chief made excuses for his guard’s actions. Seemingly, he did so with the intention of softening Mr. Lord’s image in my mind, so that I would not, in whatever way, press forward a complaint! Thank God, I thought, and then, I agreed with the Chief’s good opinion of Mr. Lord. Putting icing on the cake, I said that George was like Saint Paul in terms of being a model of repentance.

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Proverbs 28:13

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